Bank is first to join program to aid children
Maryland National Bank became the first county business to sponsor a child in the Caring Program for Children, a partnership of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health and the Anne Arundel Trade Council.
The program provides health care benefits to eligible low-income children, and is administered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maryland.
Businesses can sponsor children for a full year with a donation of $198.
Publication will list business resources
The Anne Arundel Trade Council is set to publish a guide called "Anne Arundel Business Resources for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses."
The publication, undertaken through the Minority and Women-Owned Business Committee of the Trade Council in cooperation with Bay Media, will contain information on dealing with government contracts, funding programs and local resources.
The guide also will feature a classified advertising directory of businesses owned by minorities and women.
Publication is set for June. Information: 647-8402.
Pony Espresso opens on West Street
The Pony Espresso has opened at 33 1/2 West St. in Annapolis. The espresso bar will serve fresh-brewed espresso, cappuccino and several fine-roasted regular and decaffeinated coffees.
Marketing firm changes its name
Jean Tullier & Associates, an Annapolis-based marketing firm, has been renamed Tullier Marketing Communications.
The name change came about in an effort to better communicate the services the firm provides, company officials said.
Jean Tullier, the company's principle, has more than 15 years of experience in the development of marketing strategies and the communication materials used by numerous clients.
Graphic design group lands new clients
Spirit, an Annapolis graphic design group, has added the National Association of Broadcasters and the National Endowment for the Humanities to its clientele.
Spirit will be responsible for creating graphic design, illustration, copy writing and photography for the new clients.
Trade group to unveil leadership program
The Anne Arundel Trade Council will introduce a leadership program, Leadership Anne Arundel, this summer to prepare existing and emerging local leaders to face community issues.
The program will be housed in the council's offices and will be self-sustaining through tuition, scholarships and corporate support.